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Some in this chamber are new to the House and the Senate and I congratulate the Democrat majority.
Is it really asking too much to have him correctly say "Democratic majority"? 2007 State of the Union address, Washington, D.C., Jan. 23, 2007

I'm not through yet, you know I was uhh. Uhh hehe the, umm, it is I'm glad my Vice President is not running for President, not that he would make a great President, but that it, uhh, it certainly changes the dynamics inside the White House. It's uhh and it is an amazing moment, you're right, it's, I, I guess it's the most wide-open race ever. Oh, it can't be ever. Ever's too long. But in a long time.
Is Dubya being carelessly candid here, or just screwing up as usual? Johns Hopkins' School of Advanced Int'l Studies, Washington, D.C., Apr. 10, 2006

STUDENT: My question is in regards to private military contractors. Uniform Code of Military Justice does not apply to these contractors in Iraq. I asked your Secretary of Defense a couple months ago what law governs their actions.
DUBYA: I was going to ask him. Go ahead. Help.
STUDENT: I was hoping your answer might be a little more specific. Mr. Rumsfeld answered that Iraq has its own domestic laws which he assumed applied to those private military contractors. However, Iraq is clearly not currently capable of enforcing its laws, much less against over our American military contractors. I would submit to you that in this case, this is one case that privatization is not a solution. And, Mr. President, how do you propose to bring private military contractors under a system of law?
DUBYA: I appreciate that very much. I wasn't kidding I was going to I pick up the phone and say, Mr. Secretary, I've got an interesting question. This is what delegation I don't mean to be dodging the question, although it's kind of convenient in this case, but never I really will I'm going to call the Secretary and say you brought up a very valid question, and what are we doing about it? That's how I work. I'm thanks.
Dubya shows how not to answer an important question about the rule of law in occupied Iraq. If he actually did call up Secretary Rumsfeld, the response never saw the light of day. Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C., Apr. 10, 2006

After the bombing, most Iraqis saw what the perpetuators of the, of this attack were trying to do.
Stumbling through his analysis of the motivation of the "perpetuators" behind the bombing of the Golden Mosque in Samarra, Iraq. George Washington University, Washington, D.C., Mar. 13, 2006

The third part of our plan is to develop new technologies to defend against IEDs. We're puttin' the best minds in America to work on this effort. The Department Defense recently garnered some 6 gathered 600 leaders from industry and academmia, the national laboratories, the National Academy of Sciences, all branches of the military, and every uhh, relevant government agency to discuss technology solutions to the IED threat.
Dubya's truncated variation of the Department of Defense, use of the word "garnered" instead of "gathered", and mispronunciation of "academia"... All missing from the official White House transcript. George Washington University, Washington, D.C., Mar. 13, 2006

See, NORTHCOM is the main entity that interfaces, that uses federal assets, federal troops to interface with local and state government. I want to watch that relationship. It's an important relationship, and I need to understand how it works better.
After 6 years as Texas (state) governor, and after more than 4 years as (federal) President, Dubya decides to do some homework, FEMA Headquarters, Washington, D.C., Sep. 23, 2005

The United States has no right, no desire, and no intention to impose our form of government on anyone else. That is one of the main differences between us and our enemies.
Apparently he isn't counting the invasions, occupations and nation-building endeavors in Afghanistan and Iraq, 2005 State of the Union address, Washington, D.C., Feb. 2, 2005

The campaign has ended, and the United States of America goes forward with confidence and faith.
Or at least with the confidence and faith of 51% of the voting public, Dubya's acceptance speech, Washington, D.C., Nov. 3, 2004

I want to thank you all for your hard work. I was impressed every day by how hard and how skillful our team was.
Write your own joke here... Dubya's acceptance speech, Washington, D.C., Nov. 3, 2004

The only thing I know for certain is that they are bad people.
On the British detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay by the U.S. without judicial process, in meeting with British PM Tony Blair, Washington, D.C., Jul. 18, 2003

For years the freedom of our people were really never in doubt.
FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., Feb. 14, 2003

And I want to thank the federal employees who have heard the call to love their neighbor just like you would like to be loved yourself.
Capital Area Food Bank, Washington, D.C., Dec. 19, 2002

You'll find that employees walk a little better down the halls of your companies when you've encouraged them to help a neighbor in need.
Apparently said with a straight face, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C., Dec. 10, 2002

The wars of the past had known battlefields and it was clear that such-and-such had to happen. There had to be an invasion in order to achieve this or that. This is a hunt for individuals. We're chasing down one person at a time. They were foolishly collected up at one point in time in the Sha-i-kot Mountains, and it was a tough chore. But our brave soldiers, along with coalition soldiers, were able to go in and score great success at bringing them to justice, as I like to put it.
Ah, yes... "bringing them to justice"... Dubya style, roundtable interview with Polish journalists, Washington, D.C., Jul. 15, 2002

And we need to spend money on helping workers who were lost their job as a result of the attack of September the 11th. I believe we need to expend extend and expand that unemployment benefits to those workers.
On a quest for the right word, and not reaching his destination, remarks to the National Association of Manufacturers, Washington, D.C., Oct. 31, 2001

We're united behind the fact that we must rise to this occasion.
Nice use of the English language, remarks to the National Association of Manufacturers, Washington, D.C., Oct. 31, 2001

We are not at war with Muslims. We don't have a beef with Muslims. We want to be friends with Muslims and Muslim children.
Using slang schoolchildren are definitely going to relate to, at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School, Washington, D.C., Oct. 25, 2001

She had a relative named Eisenhower, and he and I share something in common we're both Presidents.
Engaging again in present tense references to long-deceased leaders, Thurgood Marshall Elementary School, Washington, D.C., Oct. 25, 2001

The people who did this act on America and who may be planning further acts are evil people... They're flat evil. All they can think about is evil. And as a nation of good folks, we're going to hunt them down, and we're going to find them, and we will bring them to justice. Ours is a nation that does not seek revenge, but we do seek justice.
Painting a portrait in black and white, FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., Sep. 25, 2001

Nobody can threaten this country. Oh, they may be able to bomb a buildings...
Huh? Speech to joint session of Congress, Washington, D.C., Sep. 20, 2001

I can't tell you what it's like to be in Europe, for example, to be talking about the greatness of America. But the true greatness of America are the people.
Yeah... Jefferson Memorial, Washington, D.C., Jul. 2, 2001

Natural gas needs to move in our hemisphere. It needs to move easily across our borders to find markets, to be able to ease the pressures of reduced supply all around the country.
Characterizing natural gas as having a human sense of purpose, Department of Energy, Washington, D.C., Jun. 28, 2001

And we need a full affront on an energy crisis that is real in California and looms for other parts of our country if we don't move quickly.
That didn't really make sense, Presidential press conference, Washington, D.C., Mar. 29, 2001

In terms of the CO2 issue... we will not do anything that harms our economy. Because, first things first, are the people who live in America.
Explaining who owns the rights to the Earth's environment, Presidential press conference, Washington, D.C., Mar. 29, 2001

If you don't stand for anything, you don't stand for anything.
Bellevue, Washington, Nov. 2, 2000

The people who care more about that land are the hard-working farmers and ranchers of your part of the state of Washington, D.C.
Speaking before a crowd in the state of Washington... Spokane, Washington, Sep. 26, 2000

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